Beyond Glory: Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling, And A World On The Brink
by David Margolick
Publication Date: Oct 10, 2006
List Price: $18.95
Format: Paperback, 423 pages
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling — bouts that symbolized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war. Acclaimed journalist David Margolick takes us into the careers of both men — a black American and a Nazi German hero — and depicts the extraordinary buildup to their legendary 1938 rematch. Vividly capturing the outpouring of emotion that the two fighters brought forth, Margolick brilliantly illuminates the cultural and social divisions that they came to represent.
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